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27 February 2010 – Canberra ACT to Sydney NSW

We took our time getting ready to leave knowing that we only had to travel for three hours to get home.  We left at 9:00am with the GPS predicting our arrival home at 11:57am.

Lake George still showed some evidence of recent rain with several pools of water visible and the rest of the . . . → Read More: 27 February 2010 – Canberra ACT to Sydney NSW

26 February 2010 – Canberra ACT

We had decided to visit the Australian War Memorial first and to ensure that we would get parking, we decided to be there when the War Memorial opened at 9:00am.  We parked the motor home at 8:45am and then had a leisurely walk to the entrance.  The Australian War Memorial opened at 10:00am.

At . . . → Read More: 26 February 2010 – Canberra ACT

25 February 2010 – Tumut to Canberra ACT

We decided to leave Tumut by 8:00am knowing that it would take about 2.5 hours to drive to Canberra. 

We left Tumut and headed towards Gundagai via a back road.  There was another more direct route to Yass (this is where you exit the Hume Highway to travel to Canberra) but we knew that . . . → Read More: 25 February 2010 – Tumut to Canberra ACT

24 February 2010 – Albury to Tumut

We were in no hurry to leave today as our intended destination was Canberra in the ACT.  We had spoken with friends who live in Canberra the previous evening and decided to head in that direction.

First stop would be friends who live near Wagga (this part of the trip would only take an . . . → Read More: 24 February 2010 – Albury to Tumut

23 February 2010 – Moama to Albury

We had our most comfortable night’s sleep since leaving home.  A cool breeze and the open window adjacent to our bed certainly did the trick. 

“She” rose at 6:30am for a shower and hair wash whilst “He” slept in until 7:00am.

We left the caravan park at 9:00am and headed back to Echuca and . . . → Read More: 23 February 2010 – Moama to Albury

22 February 2010 – Echuca (Vic) & Moama (NSW)

We managed until the early hours of the morning before finding the need to start the air conditioning. Whilst the weather had produced overcast skies and light rain, the temperature and humidity were still high. During the evening, “He” had thought about the issue with the satellite system and waited until it stopped raining . . . → Read More: 22 February 2010 – Echuca (Vic) & Moama (NSW)

21 February 2010 – Swan Hill (Vic) to Moama (NSW)

We returned to the Village when it opened in the morning and spent several more hours looking and admiring the unique displays. We had a lengthy ride in a vintage Dodge motor car and then decided to depart before the temperature rose.

Originally we intended to spend two nights at Swan Hill but our . . . → Read More: 21 February 2010 – Swan Hill (Vic) to Moama (NSW)

20 February 2010 – Mildura to Swan Hill (Vic)

We were up just after 6:00am eager to depart around 8:00am for our trip to Swan Hill.

We refuelled just outside of Mildura and set cruise control at 85kph for our trip to Swan Hill. It looks like we have finally found a speed that is both quick enough to travel at and . . . → Read More: 20 February 2010 – Mildura to Swan Hill (Vic)

19 February 2010 – Mildura (Vic)

Prior to returning to the caravan park for lunch yesterday, we stopped at the local Visitor’s Centre and booked a Murray River cruise on the paddle wheeler “Rothbury”.

As the trip departed at 10:50am, for the first time since leaving Sydney we had an opportunity to “sleep in”. The alarm went off at 7:00am . . . → Read More: 19 February 2010 – Mildura (Vic)

18 February 2010 – Mildura (Vic)

With a trip to the Mungo National Park planned for the afternoon, we were away relatively early heading towards Wentworth which had originally been our intended overnight stop. Wentworth is in NSW and about 33 kilometres from Mildura.

After crossing the Darling River, we followed the “tourist route” to Junction Park which is adjacent . . . → Read More: 18 February 2010 – Mildura (Vic)

17 February 2010 – Hay to Mildura (Vic)

We set the alarm for 7.00am intending to leave at 9.00am. The intended destination was Wentworth and a look at the spot where the Murray and Darling Rivers meets.

The trip across the Hay Plain was done with the motor home cruising at 100kph. During the trip “She” discovered a trip that was available . . . → Read More: 17 February 2010 – Hay to Mildura (Vic)

16 February 2010 – West Wyalong to Hay

We awoke to a fine day in West Wyalong. After breakfast we searched several streets looking for a church where we attended a wedding in the 70’s. Unfortunately we could not find the church but we did see evidence of the significant rainfall over the past couple of days.

We departed West Wyalong and . . . → Read More: 16 February 2010 – West Wyalong to Hay

15 February 2010 – Bathurst to West Wyalong

It only rained once during the night and we awoke to relatively clear skies but still a lot of water on the ground. Most of the racing teams who had competed over the weekend had left and the camp ground had also started to empty. The track was open and local traffic was now . . . → Read More: 15 February 2010 – Bathurst to West Wyalong

11 to 14 February 2010 – Bathurst 12 Hour

Introduction – Bathurst 12 Hour Race.

We are not sure if it is a sign of age or if so much has happened over the past few days as the events that took place last Thursday through to Sunday (this is being written on Monday, 15th February) are now a far distant memory.

11 . . . → Read More: 11 to 14 February 2010 – Bathurst 12 Hour

Overview – Bathurst and home via The Murray (Feb 2010)

For the third year in a row, we find ourselves planning a trip in the motor home at the time of the year when the most extreme temperatures normally occur on the eastern side of Australia.  In 2008 we headed south to travel across the Great Alpine Drive and we chose the time when . . . → Read More: Overview – Bathurst and home via The Murray (Feb 2010)